Recipe for success: tech support scammers zero in via paid search

Credit to Author: Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 15:00:00 +0000

We take a deep dive into the recently reported Azure-hosted tech support scam pages, identifying this as one of the most successful scam campaigns in use today.

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A week in security (September 10 – 16)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:56:14 +0000

A roundup of the security news from September 10–16, including omnichannel fraud, ways to get back at scammers, the security of 2FA, and partnerstrokas.

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PSA: Users with landlines are more vulnerable to scams

Credit to Author: Jean Taggart| Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Anyone still using a home phone be warned: having landlines makes you particularly vulnerable to scams. Read on to learn how to keep your landline but stay safe from cyberattacks.

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Fake Malwarebytes helpline scammer caught in the act

Credit to Author: Charles Campenni| Date: Thu, 17 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000

In this blog, we take you through a phone call to a fake Malwarebytes helpline run by Blue Eye Ventures, and show you how to spot the scam in action.

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A week in security (May 7 – May 13)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 14 May 2018 17:18:24 +0000

A roundup of security news from May 7 – May 13, including a new zero-day for Internet Explorer, a Netflix phishing scam, a worm found in Facebook’s Messenger, and more.

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Where did the tech support scam blacklist go?

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Fri, 11 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000

We’ve removed our blacklist of recognized tech support scammers from our tech scam support page. Here’s what we’re doing instead.

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Teaming up in the war on tech support scams

Credit to Author: Windows Defender ATP| Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:00:23 +0000

Beyond customer education, the scale and complexity of tech support scams require cooperation and broad partnerships across the industry. Given the scale and complexity of tech support scams, how can the security industry at large work together to deal a major blow to this enduring threat?

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Tech support scammer tries to sell free software

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:13:16 +0000

Watch as a Malwarebytes researcher catches a rather rude tech support scammer from AmericaGeeks in the act.

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